CLOSED! Giveaway!! Mary Kay mascara, primer, eye shadow and lip gloss

GIVEAWAY ENDED!!!!IMG_8441Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in I

Mary Kay Lash Primer

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Shadow in Amber Blaze

Mary Kay Lip Gloss in Berry Tart

The lip gloss and eye shadow are two of my personal favorites! I bought two of each for a future giveaway and while cleaning over the weekend I found them and wanted to share.

How to enter: In the comments tell me your favorite make up product (any brand) -US/Canada only




I got proposed to. 

Let me just say, he has JOKES, y’all. He’s done this multiple times and we both just laugh and laugh. Except now I’m afraid one day I may laugh and he’ll be serious. Guys are so ridiculous. I know it’s not a ‘normal’ proposal but I do think it would be a cute way to propose to someone. Do you have a cute proposal story?


boys and toys

We went to Chuck E Cheese’s and I could not drag the guys away from the two person racing game. I guess it’s true, they never grow up. We had a blast over all though. I think our ticket total wound up being around 300. I really wish we had a Dave and Busters around here!


whatLast week I glanced up and this was standing outside of my office window. Well, ok. The horse was gorgeous. He kept prancing around. The riders attire made me anticipate the new season of Sleepy Hollow. Do any of you watch that show?


cinnamon rollsCinnamon rolls? Don’t mind if I do. These are the “from the can” type. I really wish we had enough counter space to make a home made batch! Alas, it is not the case. I have pinned a few recipes that I don’t think require as much labor as traditional cinnamon rolls. I need to give those a try, I suppose. Do you have a simple/easy cinnamon roll recipe?





cozy eats!

Yesterday when I got home from work I did 3.5 miles on the treadmill. It was my longest distance so far so that made me happy. Nobody wanted to cook so it was either leftovers reheated or make your own. I chose to make my own.

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In the summertime I love salads. I could probably eat them daily and not tire of the variety and combinations. Last nights was romaine, iceberg mix, tomatoes, broccoli, chick peas and balsamic vinaigrette. It was so good I nearly talked myself into making one for lunch today but I decided to be lazy about it. Big mistake.

Or maybe not? I brought a peanut butter on whole wheat sandwich but it wasn’t sounding tempting at ALL. I ate cheese toast for breakfast and didn’t want more loaf bread for lunch. I wandered around the office and asked co-workers had they grabbed lunch yet. Score! Two of them hadn’t. We walked over to a little coffee shop nearby to grab lunch. I had a milkshake there last week and was excited to finally try their food.

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The walk over and back was so nice. It’s gorgeous outside! I ended up getting a turkey club wrap and a strawberry banana smoothie. My wrap was so big I’m saving half for tomorrow. Score! My smoothie was amazing. I could probably have been given a gallon size cup and still want more.


It’s gonna be May!

It’s may first!!! And there will never come a day when I don’t post this somewhere because I’m a *NSYNC fangirl forever. I can’t believe it’s already May!

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Yesterday evening when I made it home from work I decided to tackle the shoes in my closet.

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They’ve been kinda piled up…well, forever, and I have to dig for things. I usually give up and wear the same pair most days.

We had these metal shelf things from redoing our pantry closet (we hung shelves on the walls in there). I’ve wanted to buy those cube things but they are way beyond my budget.

These shelves worked out pretty well. I should have taken a picture of them before putting my shoes in but they are just metal shelving, nothing fancy. These are similar to what I used.

closet after

The finished product. Still could use some organizing but given the space I have, it’s not bad. I put all of my boots on the bottom right shelf, my dress shoes and the like on the bottom left. The two middle shelves have my sandals on the left and my skimmers and converse on the right. The top (which you can’t see for the clothes) are flip flops and a couple pair of dress shoes that are still in the boxes.


flash and boom

We are no strangers to severe weather here. I’ve grown up with it. When I was nine years old a massive tornado hit town and destroyed a large part of the south side of the city. That day gave me a deep appreciation for mother nature and all her power. Since then, I’ve been through many a tornadic season. I’m usually pretty calm about it but after April 2011 and it hitting in my ‘back yard’ I am understandably a bit more on guard.

Yesterday we had forecasts of severe weather coming our way. Schools closed early. My office closed early. I knew we were in for a rough ride. The small town I live in is often a direct path for storms moving out of Mississippi into Alabama. Ah North Alabama, you are so cute >.<

The Puppy Girl and I sat in the bathtub once the tornado warnings started rolling in. I’m always cautious during these storms but yesterday I was freaking out. The Boy has a storm shelter at his house and I was about two seconds from taking off and going over since he’d already tried to convince me I should.


I kept in constant contact with loved ones via text, twitter, instagram, and phone calls. It was iffy a couple of times with storms coming through back to back. We lost power and still don’t have it (I’m currently at work) but no damage, thank goodness. As I was driving in this morning I saw trees down and houses with roof damage. We have more storms moving in this afternoon but meteorologists are speculating they won’t be as strong. Phew!

I hope everyone is staying safe and weather aware and prepared. These storms are pretty wide spread and highly dangerous.

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sharing some tasty things


Last week we picked up two very large containers of strawberries. Well, I’m only one person and couldn’t eat them before the berries got too ripe. I decided I needed to do something with them and found this amazing Fresh Picked Strawberry Muffin recipe from The Domestic Geek. I baked up a batch last night and let me tell you, they were so yummy! I had a few mishaps, which was totally user error and not the recipe. For example, I may have poured my very cold milk into my very warm melted butter and it got a little lumpy. I also don’t think I mixed the batter enough before scooping it out into my pan. You’d think I’ve never baked a thing before. They turned out well though! It’s definitely a recipe I want to keep using in the future. I’m thinking I may need to buy some fresh blueberries next!


Today I started my morning off with vanilla shakeology mixed with peanut butter and a banana. This is pretty much my go to breakfast lately. This stuff isn’t the most tasty, I won’t lie, but with some stuff added in I really enjoy it. The bonus I’ve found is it has done great things for my energy level all day long. It’s a bit pricey but well worth it!

Every Wednesday we have staff meeting at work. The office has been super cold the last couple of days because our boiler unit has been shut down for the summer. I ended up having to make mint tea to warm myself up. This is the part where I complain about how cold it is outside and how it should be SPRING AND WARM. We had snow flurries yesterday morning. SNOW. FLURRIES.

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I usually work through lunch, meaning I sit at my desk and eat because more often than not someone will knock on my door it’s closed. I guess I sorta know what it feels like to be a mom and not be able to go to the restroom on your own. (I do have a coworker that has actually followed me into the restroom to talk business before.)

salad for lunch!

I’ve been making some variation of Gina’s black bean and corn salad for a few years now. We love it (and so many other Skinny Taste recipes) during the summer. It’s one of those dishes that gets even better after it’s been in the fridge over night. For lunch today I put it on a bed of salad and cut up some grilled chicken. It was incredibly tasty! Sadly this picture is terrible, but since I only took one because I was so hungry and wanted to EAT, this is all you get. Maybe I should start using my camera instead of my phone more often?


And finally, I had to share this because it’s so cute. A friend at work picked this up for me. Sticky notes and stickers as well as a pink glittery ink pen. Target, y’all! They always have the best Hello Kitty things.

Currently listening to: Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, Danielle Bradbery

How is your week going so far?

random happenings

I can not believe it’s been so long since I’ve blogged!! I’m a couple of book reviews behind and I haven’t done anything exciting with makeup recently. Mostly due to oversleeping every morning.

So this is what I’ve sorta been up to lately…

There’s been this recipe for peach dumplings and apple dumpling floating around everywhere! Who am I to deny myself something when it’s called a dumpling?! Yeah.

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A couple cans of croissants, quartered peaches or apples, cinnamon, sugar, melted butter, a canned soda and bake. I tried it last week and let me tell you, it’s not much to look at in photos but it is yuuuuummy. Now I’m thinking…how amazing would it be with strawberries?!!


Played Barbie’s with a close friends daughter. Notice the makeup and tattooing she’s been doing lately. Some of these dolls belonged to me. I kept them stored in an air tight container for years and years until finally giving them up.



Hung out with friends and watched a dog fall in love with my guy. Though I can’t say I blame him for that.

ImageDid yard work and then pulled a muscle in the back of my thigh.

I need to get back to taking pictures daily. Otherwise I feel like I have next to nothing to blog about!